Harbor View Inn

Address: 28 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, California, 93101, United States | 4 star hotel
 
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This 4 star hotel, located on 28 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, is near Stearns Wharf, Condor Cruises, Ty Warner Sea Center, and Santa Barbara Winery.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Harbor View Inn Santa Barbara

      Delighted with our room

      from

      We booked a King Bed Ocean View Room which had a balcony overlooking the sea and the pier. The room also had beautiful furniture, lots of room and an absolutely stunning bathroom including a bath with room for two! Santa Barbara is a fun place and feels like a mix between a university town and seaside resort - which is eaxctly what it is. We had a few drinks in some lovely bars and a great meal outside on a heated patio at Zelu. Apparently there are lots of places to dance later if that is your thing but there is a distinct difference between the dinner scene and the club scene - so something for everyone.

      Not the Four Seasons....

      from

      Stayed a weekend here. I read all the great reviews, thought we'd stay based on them. I had great expectations.First, maybe this clouds my thoughts: it rained or was totally overcast for 36 hours of our weekend.We checked in...nice front desk personnel.Went to our room, which was only accessible by an staircase and we got totally drenched lugging our bags upstairs. Room was nice...decently furnishedand laid out. No mini-bar ( but empty refrigerator provided).The bed proved to be rock hard...the pillows some type of fiber or foam. No the kind of bed and bedding you'd expect in a $300/nite hotel room. There was two bath towels provided and two hand towels. Also not what you'd expect from a $300/night hotel.The 'workout room" was basically just that...a room, with a few pieces of low end non-workout equipment.The pool area looked nice, but because of the weather we couldn't use. The proximity to the beach and the pier was nice, except for the traffic along Cabrillo Blvd. The streets in Old Town at State street were closedbecause of street 'beautification' which made getting around downtown a pain in the neck, and the intersection at Cabrillo and state was a 4 way stop...with traffic backed up on Cabrillo.To top it off, some group used the beach fromt on Sunday morning for a rally of sorts. There was a live elctrical band tuning up at 8:30am and playing songs at 9am. Not the quiet restful Sunday moring I was expecting.Perhaps, in the summer and in good weather the location is good. However, this hotel is not worth its $300 per nite they charge for weekends.

      Perfect!

      from

      Just returned from the Harbor View in Jan 03. 2nd time at this facility and it is wonderful. The help is extremely friendly, the rooms and bathrooms grand and immaculant. The restaurant next door is yummy too! "Eladios"

      You can not beat the location either.

      Loved the ambiance

      from

      In Santa Barbara for a wedding July 02.

      Very low key ambiance-extremely well maintained with a great view water and mountains. Would love to return

      Relaxing and Fun

      from

      Taking a week-end road trip we found this wonderul hotel. Staff was nice, rooms were beautiful and it made for a very relaxing stay. In fact were headed back again this week-end for another stay.

      Fantastic for families!

      from

      This hotel is the only place (if you ask me) to stay in Santa Barbara. My husband and I have two small boys, and we all loved having a deck that opened out onto the fully fenced, fully and gorgeously landscaped grounds. They also have a separate kids' pool, and beautiful rooms. And the beach, of course, is right across the street. This place was a bit pricey for us, but worth every single penny.

      Location, Location, Location

      from

      This was a great hotel that is located right across from the Pier at State Street. The view is very nice from the rooms on the second and third floors and the first floor rooms in the main quad open to a very nice courtyard with pool and grassy area (good for kids). Staff was very courteous and helpful. All of the hotels are pretty expensive in Santa Barbara, so make sure you pick a winner. The Harbor View Inn is a winner! If you can afford it, pay the extra for an ocean view.

      Good Hotel

      from

      The room was spacious and the decor was nice. Our bathroom was very nice, (loved the shower)! Good location with the beach right across the street. Eladio's the restaurant was very good. I would highly recommend this place and will stay here again.

      One terrific hotel!

      from

      We just happened upon this hotel and were so happy we did. It is situated just across the street from the pier. Our room was just spectacular and the pool was wonderful. It was wonderful. I would recommend it highly.

      Perfect Peace by the Pier

      from

      We were so surprised at this hotel. It both surprised and delighted us. The hotel is perfectly placed, just across the street from the Santa Barbara pier, which is wonderful to walk early in the morning, has the art shows, etc. You are also very close to State Street where all the activity is. The trolley stops just across the street near the pier. But the hotel.... was wonderful. Our room was spacious, and very nicely appointed, with large sliding doors out to the patio and a view of the pool. We also had our private terrace with 2 lounge chairs to sun on. The hotel was very professionally run, things arrived as soon as we called, extra towels, etc. The staff was very nice, and the hotel is spotless and very elegant. I can't wait to go back.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Harbor View Inn Santa Barbara

      4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
       

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